When Ryan Gray had a startling realization in 2007 that he was staring down the barrel of a loaded gun — one that he was holding to his own head — he knew it was time to make a drastic change in his life. Follow the first volume of his journey in Twilight in York.
The autobiographical narrative follows Ryan’s increasing dependence on dextromethorphan, or DXM — the active ingredient in Robitussin and other cough suppressant medications. The book takes readers on an urban journey through the “twilight” of Ryan’s addiction, from meeting a native of York who became like a brother to Ryan as he decided to leave behind the middle-class life he knew.
“[Twilight in York] is creative nonfiction. It is based on the events of the latter half of 2007, when I was on and off the streets of York, Pennsylvania. These were the last days of my existence as an active addict, hence, the ‘twilight’ period between drug use and recovery,” says Gray.
Written in the style of Jack Kerouac and heavy with explicit drug use, this read is best suited for adults.